Sedge Island NJ Summer Camp Field Experience & Open House
Trenton, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ will be holding two sessions of an exciting week long residential summer program at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center for motivated students interested in exploring New Jersey's salt marsh environment.
Session one will be held July 6-10, 2011, and the second session will be held August 8-12, 2011. Both sessions are open to students entering grades 7 to 9.
Students will stay at the “Sedge House,” a renovated duck-hunting lodge located in Barnegat Bay in New Jersey's only marine conservation zone. Here they will explore the Barnegat Bay ecosystem with Fish and Wildlife and Conserve Wildlife Foundation biologists using kayaks, microscopes, water-testing equipment, nets, and other scientific tools.
While living a conservation lifestyle, students will gain a better understanding of current environmental issues affecting the bay and how the choices they make can have a positive impact upon their environment.
The cost is $425 and includes all meals, equipment and instruction. Space is limited and the application process will be competitive. Applications are due by March 31.
Interested parents and students are encouraged to learn more by attending an Open House at 10:00 am. on Saturday, February 26 at the Island Beach State Park Interpretive Center in Seaside Park, NJ. This is a great opportunity to meet the instructors and ask any questions you may have.
The courtesy of an RSVP is requested to if you will attend the Open House to Karen Leskie at (609) 748-4347.
For more information about the Sedge Island Student Field Experience and how to apply visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/sedge.htm .
If you have any additional questions please contact Karen Leskie at (609) 748-4347 or [email protected] .